Design: WTF!? // 06 What’s a ‘Data Artist’? with Jane Adams

What's a 'Data Artist'?
There's a lot of buzz these days about data science and machine learning... but how do we make sense of these abstract ideas? Data visualization artist Jane Adams shares some of her solutions for creating images of 'big data' at the University of Vermont Complex Systems Center, and what that work has meant for her as an artist.

Jane Adams is a lifelong learner, curious about synergies between arts and sciences. She is a graduate of Champlain College, with a BFA in graphic design and digital media, and an MFA in emergent media. As the University of Vermont Complex Systems Center's data visualization artist in residence, Ms. Adams works alongside researchers to make the complex comprehensible through engaging, interactive charts and graphs. Jane is a community organizer with Vermont Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (VT WiMLDS); an investigator with the Burlington Arts Alliance, which seeks equity and transparency in public art funding; and a member of the Illumination Collective, bringing interactive glow and shadowplay to public spaces with site-specific installations. In her spare time, she translates music into colorful data paintings; tinkers with aquaponic robots; explores how to visualize data in VR; does rock climbing and doodles. Follow Jane on Twitter at @artistjaneadams

Today is arguably one of the most exciting times, and let's face it—overwhelming times—to be a designer. From problem-solving in health care to bringing about social change in society, design is exploding and constantly changing. AIGA Vermont is excited to bring a new series focused on these issues and discussions around emerging trends and the future of design. Please join us for monthly talks by local and national design champions to inspire and educate in the areas of social design, healthcare design, game design, exhibit design, government design, UX, AR/VR, and more! Sponsored by the Masters’ in Emergent Media at Champlain College.

$10 AIGA Members
$15 Non Members
$5 Students
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When & Where
Wed, Feb 27, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Maglianero Cafe
47 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401